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Women earn 43% less at Barclays

Image copyright Getty Images Female employees earn 43.5% less at Barclays than men on average, according to gender pay gap figures it has submitted to the government. Only 28 of the 1,154 companies that have reported the figures have a higher median hourly pay gap than Barclays. Barclays chief executive …

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Other measures, like allowing cinemas to be opened, have already been announced Saudi Arabia says it will invest $64bn (£46bn) in developing its entertainment industry over the next decade. The head of the General Entertainment Authority said 5,000 events were planned this year alone, including …

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More KFC outlets reopen as chicken chaos eases

Image copyright Getty Images Almost 700 of KFC’s 900 UK outlets have reopened following a chicken supply fiasco that began about a week ago and forced many stores to shut their doors. However, the fast food chain has not said how many are serving a full menu. KFC said on …

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Fashion company loses social media followers over same-sex ads

Image copyright Suitsupply Image caption Suitsupply posted several images of men touching and kissing each other across its social media accounts on Wednesday A Netherlands-based men’s suit company has faced a social media backlash in response to an advertising campaign featuring men embracing. Suitsupply, an international men’s tailoring brand, unveiled …

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Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case

Image copyright PA Image caption The EU has clarified the rights of pregnant workers The EU’s top court has ruled that firms can dismiss pregnant workers as part of general staff cuts, despite legal protections for pregnant women. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) defended the position of Spain’s Bankia …

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UK economic growth revised downwards

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy expanded by less than previously thought in the last three months of 2017, official figures say. GDP grew by 0.4% in the October-to-December period, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, down from the initial estimate of 0.5%. The revision was due to …

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Stansted Airport plan for 43 million passengers

Image copyright London Stansted Airport Image caption About 26 million passengers used Stansted Airport last year Stansted Airport wants to increase the number of passengers it is allowed to handle each year by eight million. It expects to reach its current cap of 35 million within five years and has …

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